MONTE-CARLO COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL – April 25-28, 2022, Grimaldi Forum

A 19th Edition, funnier than ever!

Ezio Greggio officially opened the 19th edition of the MCCFF during a press conference on April 26, 2022, at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel, affirming: «This Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival brings laughs, hope and a message of peace to the world.»

This year’s jury was present with the two-time Oscar winner Paul Haggis, as President, flanked by actors Tom Leeb, Clara Ponsot and Pierpaolo Spollon.

Paul Haggis, President MCCFF
Ezzio Greggio with members of the Jury

From Monte-Carlo we send our signal of hope and a message of peace to the world, all of us are united through comedy – said the creator and President of the Festival, Ezio Greggio, who added « This year the film selection is dedicated to Monica Vitti, an icon and incredible character of italian and international cinema”.

Jury President Paul Haggis continues: “It’s true that we will spend a beautiful week here in Monte-Carlo watching comedies, but it’s important to remember now also the Ukrainian people who, twist of fate, are led by a man who was a comedian”.

During the press conference they discussed about cinema, comedy, the selection of this edition and of course also about projects that closely concern the other members of the jury.

Tom Leeb said: “I’m a musician as well as an actor, and music allows me to express myself in another way. I definitely feel free. I inherited something from my father and his profession, but it’s important that people judge me for who I am and what I do, not because I have a famous surname. I’m writing a new script and preparing a new album. And then, there is a series, called “Les Combattantes”, which will be released at the end of the year on Netflix”.

For Clara Ponsot and her career Italy remains important: “I am happy to be here for the Festival, it will be a great experience in the jury. My next project will be in France, but in Italy I have always worked with enthusiasm and I would like to work again with Emanuele Crialese, and I’d like to start a collaboration with Alice Rohrwacher, Matteo Garrone and Paolo Sorrentino ”.

On Monday evening, it was the out-of-competition film “Competencia Oficial” that opened the screenings. The comedy, written and directed by Gastón Duprat and Mariano Cohn, with Penelope Cruz, Antonio Banderas and Oscar Martinez, was appreciated and celebrated.

From Tuesday, April 26 to Thursday, April 28, 8 films are in competition. A selection of great quality. In each movie you will find laughs, and funny situations, but also pungent life drama.

Information: +377-9999 3000.

https://www.monte-carlofilmfestival.com

All the projections will tale place in the Salle Camille Blanc, Grimaldi Forum, entry is free and only limited to capacity.

OFFICIAL PROGRAM

Tuesday, April 26

16:00 In competition: Babysitter

20:00 In competition: Mamà o papà

Wednesday, April 27

11:00 In competition : Irréductible

16:00 In competition: Ingenting A Le Av

20:00 In competition: The Black Square

Thursday, April 28

11:00 In competition: Perfume de Gardenias

16:00 In competition: Miss Viborg

Friday, April 29

20:00 In competition- Una Boccata d’aria c/o Grimaldi Forum

20:00 Special Event – Lasciarsi un giorno a Roma

16:00 Special Event – Tapirulàn

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